This is not a post about the 90’s show with the nerdy kid named Steve. This is a post talking about family and specifically those who are no longer living. My parents are both deceased and I think about them often. However, I recently was thinking about an aunt named Dorothy. She was actually my […]Read More Family Matters
I am the daughter of a mother who was raised in a cozy middle-class household; and a father who was raised in a blue-collar multi-generation family. Both of my parents were active within the church and that is where they met. Even with their hard work, we lived in a low-income neighborhood but they taught […]Read More Why Black History Month is Still Needed
WOW! It doesn’t seem like it has been 8 years. I launched PaisleyPerspective on January 1, 2011. It was the same day that Oprah launched the OWN network. I am not comparing myself to Oprah but I will say that ideas for growth and sharing information come from many sources. PaisleyPerspective initially started as a […]Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 8!
Grateful to be alive and doing fairly well, I find myself thinking about my mark on the world.Read More Another Year of Life…Now What?
I have a confession. Well maybe not a confession but a fact; I am old enough to remember Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding. It was the same year as Luke & Laura’s wedding. If none of what I just wrote sparks a memory well then start googling. Fast forward to the 21st century where […]Read More Royal Wedding Watch
7 years ago today, PaisleyPerspective was launched. It has since gone through various iterations and just last year a web design change. The purpose has always been to share insights and ideas that I have on life matters as well as things important to me. I have wavered in being consistent with my posts but […]Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 7!
Initially, I wasn’t going to make a special post. However, I’m a Christian and Christmas is one of my holy days. I’m well aware there are many who have different or no religious beliefs. I respect those who have separate beliefs. Now with all that blah blah I say to you MERRY CHRISTMAS to you […]Read More Merry Christmas
I’m writing this in my car. I have never felt more alive or excited about writing…well at least not recently. The blog PaisleyPerspective came about during a life transition 7 years ago. A change in employment led to more free time and opportunity. Experience gained editing a political blog stirred up my desire to write […]Read More Musings of an Optimistic Mind
On January 1, 2017 PaisleyPerspective celebrated 6 years! With a new year comes evaluation of the past and what is to come. Personally 2016 has been an amazing year for me. There are many milestones that occurred in the year. The primary event for me was being invited to the White House by First Lady […]Read More PaisleyPerspective Turns 6!
I use to always think if I needed help I would run to the police department. For example if I were being followed by an unknown vehicle. I direct people begging for money to the local police department. However, I don’t know anymore…and that saddens me. Repeated incidents of police officers shooting unarmed men or shooting […]Read More I Am A Black Woman…I Matter